Saturday, March 22, 2014

Knitted Bunting

The baby and Ginny will be sharing a room when the baby is big enough to sleep in the crib- so I thought I'd do a little something in their room to spruce it up and make it fun. I tried to make the bunting as neutral as possible, but my daughter IS almost 4 and has very strong opinions. So naturally, 
there just had to be lots of pinks and purples. :)

This one is hanging above the crib. Ginny's wall is a bit bigger, so I added a few extra triangles onto hers to make it longer.

Ginny absolutely adores them and I hope the baby will enjoy looking up at them as well.

Crocheted Baby Bonnet

I found this pattern on Pinterest and instantly fell in love! 
The new baby needed one. :)

I love that the ties curl!

After making the first one, I went to the source of the original pattern and liked that there wasn't a border added all the way around the hat- causing the scallops to be better seen. So I thought I'd better try to make another one...just to see which one I liked better. :)

2nd bonnet for baby.

And then I had to make one for a good friend of mine who is due 3 weeks after I am. :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Baby blankets!

Getting over the worst morning sickness I've ever experienced (it only really ended four weeks ago- at 26 wks pregnant!) and dealing with an injured husband, has made getting ready for a new baby a bit slow of a process than it has been in past times.

But things are slowly getting done and I finally have a few projects to post pictures about!

I fell in love with this grey yarn! And bonus- - we aren't finding out what we're having, so it could work for either a boy or a girl!

Unfortunately for me, my daughter does not approve of my color choice. She has told me many times that the baby does not like the color grey.

So I made another in an appropriate color for what we all think the baby will be. Daughter is much happier now. :)

This is the 2nd blanket- color reveal in t-minus 9 weeks! ;) 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A fabric bag

I was approached by a lady in church to make her a bag similar to one she already had. This was right before Christmas- not a good time for us to be making additional items, so it got put on hold. Then my husband was in a motorcycle accident, so it got put on hold again. I finally got a mock one put together (only messed up one part!), but now it's visitor season in our neck of the woods! Sweet lady from church...I will get your bag done soon!!

I love, love this fabric!

The contrasting fabric is super fun as well!

Birthday shirts!

Here's a picture of this years birthday shirt extravaganza!

My kids' with their appropriate birthday themes.

I got into a bit of a fight with the pins this year (I didn't win)- so I thought I'd
show you what I deal with when I make these cute shirts!

We always make a few extra a year for good friends of ours.

There has already been talk of next years it bad if my first thought is "Where in the world am I going to find fabric for a __ party?!" It pretty much determines our party themes each year. :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

St. Paddy's Day Circle Skirt

I don't do many holiday shirts for my kids, but St. Patrick's day is a must. My mom
has always bought my daughter lady bug shirts, brushes, etc, so it's kind
of become her 'thing'. This year I found a cute lady bug St. Patrick's Day
shirt and was thrilled when I found the same green lady bug material!
I wasn't planning on making her a skirt, but after finding the material
I just 'had' to!

She loves it and looked absolutely adorable for our Irish celebrations.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Felt Heart Garland

A few days before Valentine's Day I decided my mantel could use a little something else. So I found 
this tutorial and set about to make my own!

To make this project you need:

*felt of any color
* yarn of any color
*a heart pattern

Cut out your desired number of hearts and arrange them in your
desired pattern. Then string a needle with your yarn and 'sew' the 
hearts together!

So easy and simple. And truth be told, it is still hanging on my mantel. :)